June 21, 2018

Canadian media “fact check” Trump — but not Trudeau

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I saw this story on Global News yesterday:

"Fact check: Donald Trump overstates scope of order on border policy that keeps families together”

That’s what Global News calls news. Not an editorial. Donald Trump is lying — that’s what misrepresenting means. Now, that might be your opinion. And it might be a reasonable opinion.

But that’s being reported as a fact.

My bigger point is:

What would it take to get 10 per cent of the skepticism and criticism that Canadian journalist have for a foreign president, and point that at our own governments?

Global is awful, CTV is awful. But nothing matches the Toronto Star:

Donald Trump said 71 false things in 14 days. His dishonesty is increasing.

Here's the first one:

"Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough. I think a really long strike would be a great idea.”

What’s "false"? That Trump thinks a strike would be a good idea? That Bezos is paying them enough? That some employees want to strike?

I'll show you more tonight, but I ask you:

How on earth are any of these statements "false"? They're Trump's opinions.

I’m not saying Trump always gets it right. I’m saying that being so breathless about such trivia, and pretending it’s so momentous — it’s like the boy who cried wolf.

And maybe it’s a reason why CNN’s ratings have plummeted, and the CBC’s ratings are so low they won’t even release them publicly — I’m guessing less than 400,000 people watch CBC’s the National a night, so about the same as us at our Rebel YouTube page.

The other week, an old news story came to light about Justin Trudeau groping a young female journalist in Creston, B.C., in the year 2000, and later telling her he wouldn’t have groped her had he known she was a journalist.

Not a peep about that on the CBC, or CTV or any major Canadian media.

Do you think it might be nice if, maybe once a year, we could have the odd fact check of Trudeau by CBC or Global or the Star?

Oh well. I guess you’ll have to keep watching the Rebel — we’ll keep doing it, with what few resources we have...

NEXT: Allum Bokhari, senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, joins me to talk about a ruling by a California judge,"that Twitter’s policy of banning users 'at any time, for any reason or for no reason' may constitute an 'unconscionable contract,'" a ruling that opens the doors for ex-Twitter users to sue after they've been banned.

THEN: Quebec broadcaster Eric Duhaime and I talk about the stunning Conservative Party win in the Quebec by-election, and what it may mean for next year's federal election.

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commented 2018-06-23 20:44:59 -0400
You rebelers have butt hurt the Liberal troll again . He She is going to start um uh um . You know the Trudumb wing it phrases um uh uh uh diversity um uh Harpers fault . Migrant deserve Canada more than Canadians … I kind of liked the Jay Kelly off my Rocket names better . Same troll . They just can’t get over it Mr. Trump is the POUSA . HATING HIM IS THEIR LIVE .
commented 2018-06-22 19:57:39 -0400
Past Presidents did a lot of horrible things – that doesn’t mean we should give a pass to the current one. That’s whataboutism and it’s a pathetic argument.
Whataboutism- another word for holding lefties accountable and exposing their hypocrisy.
commented 2018-06-22 19:53:33 -0400
DANIEL OCEAN commented 5 hours ago
Dale Warren,

It’s not deflecting at all – it’s completely negating your Rebel loving mentality that everything is an “American Media and Insane Left” problem.

Americans on the right were just as outraged as Americans on the left. If it was just a left problem, Trump would have ignored it, but again – he folded quickly because he couldn’t handle the right, left, libertarians and everyone in between calling him an asshole and monster for allowing this to go on when he could change things in 5 minutes.

You do realize that Trump is still running on economic policies that were started with Obama right or didn’t you know that? Many of Trump’s supposed accomplishments have been debunked as either lies or embellishments through fact checking. You don’t care though – you are simple minded and believe whatever he says with interest in actually challenging what he says or doing the research to see if he is actually right.

Trump talks a good game. He sucks at delivering. I bet you believe North Korea is going to listen to Trump too and do what he asks.

Drive-By-Dan doing what he does best: drive-by attacks with no evidence- just his opinions..
commented 2018-06-22 17:48:40 -0400
@ Aman Dumbass – commented 16 hours ago
“Every single subscriber to this site is either a triggered, butthurt, snowflake, jew or a 9th grade flunkie, white king shit.”

No, it’s just you “triggered” Libtards!
Darn, pretty much have perfectly described yourself and a few other “butt-hurt” Libtarded trolls on this forum!
How many confused gender identities are you beholden to??
Oh, & why did you subscribe, tell us again??
commented 2018-06-22 16:31:40 -0400
Obama’s Border Housing for Kids Was so Bad It Makes Trump’s Look Like Taj Mahal

When the 2014 migrant crisis was covered on MSNBC, it usually had to do with the fact that what was happening wasn’t really a crisis at all, and insinuations to the contrary were the hallmarks of an unrepentant bigot. “You aren’t an unrepentant bigot, right?” MSNBC and CNN seemed to say in their dulcet tones. “Then let’s please stop talking about it, won’t we?”

Except now that we can’t stop talking about it, these damning pictures of how the Obama administration treated minors under its care should tell you quite a bit about the media’s priorities. In fact, we wouldn’t be talking about these pictures again had low-information activists not tried to pass these off as photojournalistic dispatches from the front lines of #TheResistance.

commented 2018-06-22 16:26:41 -0400
“The Economist and YouGov which shows 3:1 public opposition to the Democrats’s catch-and-release policy. That opposition to catch-and-release was reinforced by President Donald Trump’s June 20 Executive Order to keep families together in detention until their appeal is decided by a judge.”

History tells us that 80% of them have been returned home . . . as they are making it up . . . Economic Illegal Migrants just coming for the Free Stuff . . . . Just like Justin’s gang he picks up at the border daily.

Dhimmikkkrats want Open Borders and millions of Replacement Voters . . . . as their Socialist/Marxist platform no longer appeals to the Citizens of the USA . . .

commented 2018-06-22 16:18:11 -0400
FAKE NEWS . . . .

ABC News was slammed for misleading reporting on Thursday, only one day after the network was forced to apologize for a false graphic it aired during an evening news report.

What the ABC tweet fails to note, however, is the context of Trump’s statement — namely, that he was talking about violent MS-13 gang members, not all illegal immigrants.

commented 2018-06-22 16:12:06 -0400
@ Daniel ? ? ? ?
Rebel luving ? ? ?

I give you the FACTS . . . and you still want to believe nonsense . . . .
eg . . . “You do realize that Trump is still running on economic policies that were started with Obama” ?
NOT TRUE ! ! !
Trump ERASED all of Obama’s Exec Orders and restrictive, many illegal. None so business killing as his gaggle of EPA regulations. Everything Obama did has been erased in the first few months, except ObyCare . . . which is collapsing on its own. Exit the Paris Klimate Scam . . . eliminate the ObyCare Mandate . . . that forced citizens to pay a FINE for not buying ObyCare.
You do understand that ObamaCare created 100s of thousands of Part-Time jobs in the USA, as employers downsized to avoid participating?

You parrot ALL the CNN & MSCBC Talking points . . . and you are wrong and uninformed like they choose to be . . . . Canadian media merely echo these clowns.

Trump has delivered already on MOST of his Election Promises . . . but you won’t hear that on CNN.
Trump is usually the smartest guy in the room . . . far smarter than the know-nothing Politicians on both sides of the Aisle that just want to talk you to death.

Didn’t hear you complain about the Iran Deal . . . they will have a Nuclear Bomb in a little over 6 years now . . . if they don’t have it already. Kerry got them to Self Inspect . . . laughable ! And everyone know you can always trust the radical izzzlamists !

USA today has one of the Best Economies on the Planet . . . and NONE of that is due to the 8 years of Obumbler and his Worst Recovery Since WW II ! ! !
commented 2018-06-22 14:19:39 -0400
- Canadian media fact checks. Too funny. If you’re looking for fake news you can find plenty of it in the media party. The Star printed that story claiming Trump is lying & reading the article shows that, no, he’s not. Why? Because they’re preaching to a shrinking choir. They rely heavily on the ignorance of their readers who they’re hoping will read the headline & nothing more. The mainstream media has been feeding a steady diet of misinformation & false hope to their dwindling far left audience. They’ve been focusing more & more on Trump because it’s becoming impossible for them to prop up the Trudeau train wreck. On children of illegals he shows that he has no clue what’s going on around him.

- I seriously hope that ex-Twitter users sue the living hell out of Twitter. Set the example for Facebook & YouTube.

- I was following that by-election. Fantastic. If Scheer wants to capitalize on this he needs to be talking about closing the border big time. The NDP are becoming irrelevant. The Liberals have gone as far left as the NDP at this point (maybe more so). The Block has outlived its purpose. I hope to see the federal Liberal party destroyed in the next election over their open border policies in much the same way the Ontario Liberals were destroyed over their green policies.
commented 2018-06-22 14:08:33 -0400
@ Daniel . . . . deflect much ?

Who cares . . . . many RINO repubs are completely upset that Trump co-opted the Uni-party scam that has been running DC for many decades . . . and ignoring the American People.

You are doubling down on clueless man . . . . Trump has turned the USA around in just 18 months . . . lowest Unemployment since 1973, GDP about to top 4%+ this quarter . . . unfair trade deals being negotiated . . . success likely with NK . . . and the Insane US Media ignors all of these monumental accomplishments.

Trump signed the order to help the kids . . . put down the CNN . . .

The media insanity was to deflect from the IG Report last week . . . 5 Top FBI officials colluded to create the “Russia” narrative likely with several in the DOJ . . . some may be facing Grand Juries, and some of the FOI emails suggest this plot went all the way to the White House.
Biggest Scam in the History of the USA . . . Media Silent !
commented 2018-06-22 13:54:14 -0400
@ Daniel . . . . " ignoring the fact that America was built by immigrants" . . . . key word “Built” !

You are absolutely correct. But today’s Economic Migrants many entering illegally are not coming to Build anything. Plenty of studies confirm . . . that Illegal Aliens lower wages, increase Social Costs and live off the system. It is unfair to the Citizens who are low skilled workers to have to compete with Illegals who are willing to work for less.

Just look at Europe . . . illiterate migrants go through many countries to find the one with the best handouts . . . I believe much of Europe will never recover . . . Canada is on the same path with clueless Justin !
commented 2018-06-22 13:32:35 -0400
Daniel . . . . thousands of Americans & Canadians have their Children removed by Social Services every day when they are taken into custody by the LAW.
This is a completely contrived insanity by the American Media and Insane Left.
The kids were kept in far poorer facilities when Obama was President and the media said NOTHING!

“Clinton, Bush and Obama also didn’t have absolute contempt for immigrants” ? ? ? ?

Clinton and Bush many times said they did not like ILLEGAL border jumpers . . . which is what these people are . . . to call the Immigrants is patently INSANE ! The crossed the border ILLEGALLY and were arrested . . . it is against the law.

This is all about Dhimmikkkrats drumming up issues for the November elecction.
There are likely 30 Million Illegal Aliens in the USA today . . . costing States untold 100s of Billions for Education, Hospital and Welfare services . . . and the Progressives would be happy to double that.
commented 2018-06-22 12:14:28 -0400
Dear Daniel . . . . He Can’t . . . . but did the Exec order anyway . . . it will be overturned.

This has NOTHING to do with Trump . . . The LAWS are made by Congress . . . Congress needs to change the laws . . . originally signed by Clinton and amended and signed by BUSH !

You are aware that many of these kids are Trafficked into the USA, Obumbler let in thousands of MS-13 animals . . . and YOU said What ? ? ?
commented 2018-06-22 11:13:22 -0400
The Canadian Media is just an Echo Chamber . . . they just repeat the insanities of the US Lame Stream Media who are 90% negative on Trump 100% of the time.
Journalism is DEAD . . . .

Trump has in a mere 18 months turned the US Economy around, he has erased the entire 8 bumbling years of Obama . . . only ObyCare remains, and failing.
2016 = most Part-Time jobs in US history . . . 2018 = most Full-Time jobs in US History !

What have we learned from the Trump example?
Keep politicians out of Politics . . . what Trump has done is amazing! And the insane media just hates being called what they are “Fake News” ! ! !

@ Daniel Oceans . . . . Border Policies were in place for 2 decades fool !
The pictures the media displayed were from 2014 ! Large number of those children are not even with their real parents . . .
Trumps Exec Order will be overturned by a court . . . the insane left wants them all released into the USA. The insane Left wants Open Borders.
My Progressive friend . . . Conservative by definition cannot be extreme ! Unless you are concerned about “Extremely” Small government . . . fool !
commented 2018-06-22 10:44:40 -0400
Canada has a MSM that is crap.
commented 2018-06-22 10:05:58 -0400
The Toronto Star doesn’t even make for good bird cage lining.
commented 2018-06-22 09:37:54 -0400
MSM only after clicks and ratings. They see a cash cow in slamming Trump and the minions watching are falling for it. So sad it’s working. Too many lazy brains today and about to triple with weed legalized. #turnyourbrainon
commented 2018-06-22 09:29:13 -0400
The left MSM should call it fat checking. You only get to stay fat and at the trough by not saying anything bad about the government.
commented 2018-06-22 08:44:06 -0400
It is excellent to hear from Eric Duhaime!

It sounds a lot like Quebec might be going through a Conservative wave both provincially and federally. If that is the case, then that is very welcome news!
commented 2018-06-22 08:40:04 -0400
great show EZRA , you must have ERIC DUHAIME on more .
I think we’re in the era of political boomerang, people are fed up with liberals
commented 2018-06-22 08:40:02 -0400
great show EZRA , you must have ERIC DUHAIME on more .
I think we’re in the era of political boomerang, people are fed up with liberals
commented 2018-06-22 08:27:15 -0400
Jared Taylor is NOT a white supremacist, he is a white nationalist. There is a difference.
commented 2018-06-22 07:10:03 -0400
DANIEL OCEAN commented 5 hours ago
Robert Hewgill,

Obviously not since Trump signed the EO mighty quick after the backlash AND after he lied and said that he couldn’t do anything about it.

He never lied about about anything. The so called kid in cage was a media lie, and so was the one crying that they said was taken away from the mother. Also, her so called husband turned out to be a human trafficker who she had paid $ 6000.00 to get her and her and her kid across the border. A lot of the others, aren’t even the parents of any of these kids. The parents are still back in their home country, and they hire these smugglers to get their kids across the border. If these people had legitimate claims they’d go to an actual border crossing. The corrupt left wing lame stream media should all be shut down for aiding and abetting what is really a human smuggling operation.
commented 2018-06-22 06:53:11 -0400
I’ve come to the conclusion that if you want accurate news reporting in Canada you won’t find it.

If I want a laugh I read the far left fake news sources. If I want conservative news I read the Rebel.
commented 2018-06-22 04:40:15 -0400
Thanks Aman Dahugnekiss for putting your “world view” in such clear terms… You are evidently a true “philosopher king”… And I quake at your profound insight….
commented 2018-06-22 01:52:35 -0400
Daniel Ocean Justin LIED when he said this is not how Canada does things LMAO! Of course you will ignore that FACT!
commented 2018-06-22 01:48:55 -0400
How ironic, the left want to curtail fake news, and since they are the manufacturers of it, they would be in effect, curtailing themselves. That would be fine, if only it worked that way. What they really want to curtail is what they don’t want you to know.

How twisted is it to distort the truth to gain a false moral high ground. What it does is identify those not to trust. Moral masterbaiters beating their chests because the guy beside them is beating his chest ……The left live in a house of cards and it has to fall, its just a matter of when.
commented 2018-06-22 01:40:28 -0400
FACT-The Toronto Star is a useless bunch of asswipe that would not know the truth if it hit them in the face.
commented 2018-06-22 01:39:52 -0400
Love how the Star thinks their opinion is a fact. They are a joke.